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Gravity-Flow Russian River Pinot, the Incomparable Moshin Vineyards!

January 24, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

In the late 1970s, while teaching math at San Jose State University and working a side hustle at a home-brewing supply store, Rick Moshin was encouraged to try his hand at winemaking—and fell deeply, madly in love. His hunger for grapes soon inspired him to become a grape broker, earning access to extra fruit while forging relationships with vineyard owners throughout Northern California. This gig allowed him to be in the right place when a certain Pinot Noir vineyard went up for sale in 1989. The rest is delicious history as winemaker Rick Moshin has been producing natural, terroir-driven, and delicious wines in the Russian River Valley ever since. He sustainably farms his own prized Goldridge-soil Pinot Noir vineyards, and using the natural yeasts of his grapes — plus the help of a dedicated winemaking team — he gently makes small-lot, premium wines in a gravity-flow winery on Sonoma County’s famed Westside Road. A self-taught farmer, Rick designed and built one of California’s first gravity-flow wine cellars. Delicate, thin-skinned Pinot Noir grapes are sensitive to being overworked, so Moshin Vineyards’ four-level cellar uses the momentum of gravity—rather than the more aggressive power of pumps and conveyors—to gently move them between each stage of wine production. The critics are raving about these spectacular wines and we couldn't agree more...come enjoy the fruits of Moshin Vineyards!


2016 Moshin Vineyards “Westside Crossing” Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, California 
Bright gold in color, this is a wine that provides a smooth mouthfeel and viscosity with flavors of tropical fruits and green apples touched with a kiss of oak. The sustainably produced fruit also adds a fragrant floral component and a complimentary hint of fresh herbs on the nose. A lovely year-round Chardonnay at a great price!
Regular Price: $24.99 per bottle, 299.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case

2015 Moshin Vineyards “Westside Crossing” Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley, California 
Deep aromas of bramble and warm cherry pie lead to more refined notes of red cherry fruit, savory herbs, cinnamon, rose petal, and orange rind. Mushrooms and earth add to the complexity. Supple texture and ripe fruit fill the palate. Red and black cherries and spice race with the mouthwatering acid in the lengthy finish. This wine has all the pedigree of classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir!
Regular Price: $29.99 per bottle, 359.88 per case
Sale Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case

2015 Moshin Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley, California
This blend of our Estate Vineyards delivers aromatics of black fruits, savory herbs, crushed violets and brooding earthy minerality. Flavors of cranberry, cocoa and tart cherry with hints of cool forest wood and fennel flower. Dense in color and structure, with patience this beauty will be firing on all cylinders, drink now through 2027.
Regular Price $49.99 per bottle, $599.88 per case
Sale Price $34.99 per bottle, $419.88 per case

2016 Moshin Vineyards "Rosalina Vineyard" Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley, California
Selected by the International Pinot Noir Celebration comittee to represent Moshin Vineyards at the 2019 IPNC. This wine is a classic representation of Russian River elegance with bright full flavors, refined layered texture and structure. A high mark of acidity complements the crisp flavors of cherry, strawberry and cranberry here, accented by woody forest notes and a savory component of black tea.
Regular Price $69.99 per bottle, $839.88 per case
Sale Price $39.99 per bottle, $479.88 per case

2015 Moshin Vineyards "Carreras Vineyard" Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley, California
Rich plum, crushed stone, blackberry, fennel and hints of pepper with juicy mouthfeel and fine tannins. An excellent example of Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel.
Only 300 cases produced 
Regular Price $39.99 per bottle, $479.88 per case
Sale Price $26.99 per bottle, $323.88 per case